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“White america was shocked at what they saw police doing to Rodney King, Black America would have LOVED to have been shocked by what they saw police doing to Rodney King. But Black America only could have been shocked if what the police did to Rodney King was something completely alien to their community experience, something they couldnt imagine the police doing in their community. There is a Rodney King everyday in this country and Black America has always known that.”
I’m shocked he said this on live, national television.
Africa’s richest man wants his continent to grow — and some say his project to build its largest fertiliser plant could provide relief to farmers and help put a dent in food shortages.
The project, set to come on stream in three years, may also serve as an example of how Nigeria, the…
Kyle Willis, who died this year of an entirely preventable wisdom tooth infection, due to a lack of insurance and funds. Via This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day - The Daily What.
”’[Willis] might as well have been living in 1927,’ Dr. Jim Jirjis, director of general internal medicine at Vanderbilt University, told ABC News. ‘All of the advances we’ve made in medicine today and are proud of, for people who don’t have coverage, you might as well never have developed those.’”
Jirjis’ reference to a specific year intrigued me, and led me to this article by Joseph S. Ross, “The Committee on the Costs of Medical Care and the History of Health Insurance in the United States” (pdf file). It turns out that the Committee on the Cost of Medical Care was created in 1927: “The committee was explicit in its purpose: to address the problem of the ‘costs’ of medical care. Costs referred to the fact that middle-class people often could not afford higher-priced technologic and specialty services. In fact, in 1927, the first item on the agenda at the AMA convention was a demand problem: the inability of the people to pay the cost of modern scientific medicine.”
Steve Harvey and his morning show discuss their issues with Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornell West’s comments against President Barack Obama and their thoughts on the President of the United States.
ITS 2011 AND PEOPLE STILL ON THIS BULLSHIT???
‘Video shows white teens driving over, killing black man, says DA…’ - CNN
The new comic book Spider-Man is a Black Latino (half African American, half Mexican)!!!
Young Black and Latino children will now have a mainstream superhero to look up to who looks like them and isn’t a representation of stereotypes!!!!!!
Thank-you, Marvel. It’s about time!
All-purpose entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. died in 1990 of throat cancer after years of smoking about four packs daily. Davis was buried in California, but financial complications with his estate, including millions owed in back taxes, led to his wife demanding the body be exhumed. She proceeded to remove $70,000 worth of jewelry from Davis’s body before it was reburied. Pictured: Sammy Davis Jr. in 1968.
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